Cedrus deodara 'AUREA'

Cedrus deodara
Cedrus deodara 'AUREA'
golden Himalayan cedar
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 3-5m
USUAL WIDTH 2-4m
LEAVES evergreen conifer
COLOUR OF LEAVES +multicoloured:yellow a light green
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
COLOUR OF FLOWERS
BLOOMING TIME
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5b   (down to -27°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Conifers
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Cedars are beautiful, architectural trees that attract us with their irregular, monumental crowns, mainly in southern Europe under the Alps. There are 4 species in this genus among which the hardiest are Atlas cedar (blue-green) and Cedar of Lebanon (green).

Deodar – Himalayan cedar is the most graceful of all cedars. It has strictly pyramidal habit when young, spreading branching and weeping ends. Aurea is an extremely attractive variety with golden-yellow to yellow-green needles. They are evergreen, borne in whorls of 20-30. Female cones appear in summer. It grows slower to a much smaller size than the species = about 4-5m when mature so it can easily fit into a mid-sized garden. Older plants form unique shapes.

Golden cedar is demanded mainly in Germany and the Netherlands where colourful foliage has always been top interesting. It is not as hardy as cedar of Lebanon but it proved to grow happily in warmer parts of our country, in zone 6b and 7a without problems. In colder regions the needles and tips of the branches can be damaged by extreme frost but usually regenerate readily in spring.

Grow cedars in full sun, almost any well-drained soil. They are lime tolerant. Pruning is possible at the end of winter, shaping can be carried out in August. Himalayan cedar needs a location sheltered from severe, drying winds in winter. Experienced hardiness to -27°C (USDA zone 5b).

Last update 20-02-2010; 06-02-2019
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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